What to do in West Des Moines, IA

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West Des Moines Attractions

Smaller cities have an appeal about them you won't find in their larger counterparts. Check out all the fun things to see and do in West Des Moines before you head away so you can squeeze the most out of your vacation. You'll soon see that bigger isn't always better!

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What to do in West Des Moines

Free Things to Do in West Des Moines

Touring on a budget in West Des Moines? Spend time, not cash, on fabulous experiences.

West Glen Town Center - Stop for a while in this bustling place and imagine life as a local resident.

Mercy Medical Center West Lakes - Speak to a few locals and find out why many travelers call in at this place.

Walnut Woods State Park - Get set for views that'll render you speechless at this natural wonder.

Walnut Woods State Park - Work on your green thumb and marvel at the wide variety of plants on show.

Things to Do in West Des Moines with Kids

You'll find loads of fun things to do with the kids in and around West Des Moines. Keep the crew happy with our family friendly experiences.


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What can you do in West Des Moines for free?
Your trip to West Des Moines doesn’t have to cost a fortune with free attractions like these to explore:

  • Jordan Creek Town Center
  • West Glen Town Center
  • Valley West Mall
  • Mercy Medical Center West Lakes

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